Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Boston Chapter Announces Second Annual Healthcare Forum: Creating Value During Healthcare Reform

Published: May 22, 2013

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May 22, 2013 – The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Boston chapter announces that its second annual Healthcare Forum will focus on “Value Creation During Healthcare Reform.” The provocative panel discussion will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 5:00-9:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This year’s presentation will feature a cross-sector panel of Massachusetts-based healthcare industry thought leaders focused on healthcare reform’s challenges and opportunities for payers, providers, manufacturers of drugs and devices, and for information service providers. The speakers will also provide unique insights into patient and system needs in a healthcare marketplace characterized by reform.

Martha Bebinger, healthcare reporter for WBUR, will moderate this dynamic panel, which will include the following thought leaders:

• Michele Bennett, COO, Wool Labs

• Dr. Karen Boudreau, CMO, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan

• Anne Fitzgerald, VP, Network Development, Brigham and Women's Health Care

• Buket Grau, Senior Director, Program Leadership and Management, Biogen Idec

“The 2013 Boston Healthcare Forum is designed to spark dialogue among attendees and the broader healthcare community here in Massachusetts as the new era of healthcare reform unfolds. With Massachusetts leading the way, we hope to inspire and inform our audience about how value can be created in any and all sectors of healthcare,” said Pat Riordan, President, HBA Boston chapter.

For more information and to register for the Forum, please visit or download at

About Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and the Boston Chapter

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), started in 1977, is now in its 4th decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park. HBA has over nearly 6,000 individual members and 120 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for the leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide.

The HBA’s Boston chapter is the premier professional development organization for women in the healthcare industry who seek inspiration, knowledge and support to enrich and develop their careers. HBA Boston, with over 700 members, offers a dynamic and inviting environment for women at all career levels to connect, collaborate and learn outside their own organizations and areas of expertise.

For more information about the HBA Boston Chapter, please visit

About the 2013 HBA Boston Healthcare Forum

HBA Boston initiated the chapter’s first Healthcare Forum in 2012 as an annual leadership event to celebrate over ten years of Boston chapter accomplishment in empowering women in healthcare leadership and influence. The objectives of the Forum have been to leverage the richness of the healthcare spectrum in the Boston area and capitalize on the experiences in reform already underway in Massachusetts.

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